New Release: The Weeknd – ‘Thursday’ Mixtape

 

Late last night, The Weeknd released the second installment of his three-part mixtape series. Thursday is already blazing up the internets and we totally understand – the guy makes some hypnotizing sexy time music. With the wild success of his first mixtape, House of Balloons, it’s not surprising that his website got so much traffic last night that it ended up getting overloaded.

Stream and download the mixtape below! And if you fancy Drake, be sure to check out “The Zone.”

The Weeknd – Thursday [Download]

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GPWW 8/17/11: Jazz Special, Words & Music with Austin Peralta + The Pyramids

This edition of the Worldwide show is an extra special one for genuine music lovers. It’s all about the “roots of music” as Gilles himself states, and it’s dedicated entirely to Jazz. The mix starts with a cut from the master himself, John Coltrane. Some other classic Jazz artists featured are Abbey Lincoln, Lee Morgan, and Wayne Shorter, among others. If this wasn’t enough, we are treated to other genres of music that were successful in blending Jazz elements to create something truly unique, the shining examples of this are some selections from Tribe Called Quest‘s heyday, and the house-jazz mashup “Hot Music” that still rings off in nightclubs to this day. Rounding things off, Gilles brings into his studio two guests currently touring around Europe, pianist/composer Austin Peralta, and Idris Ackamoor from The Pyramids.

For those of you in NYC, catch Gilles Peterson playing an exclusive DJ set at Cielo tonight!

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New Track: Oddisee – “The Carter Barron” + MP3

 

Oddisee’s newest instrumental project, Rock Creek Park, is due September 6th. “The Carter Barron” is the first single from this release, featuring a harmonic blend of live instrumentation and sampling to serve up nothing less than the scrumptious mood music Oddisee is so loved for.

On this track, you’ll find drums by Jon Laine, bass from Dennis Turner, and keys by Ralph Real, with Oddisee maneuvering some crafty synth work. Stream and download for free below!

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Video: Aloe Blacc – “Green Lights” + Tour Dates

 

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Aloe Blacc takes the perfect stroll in the video for his bluesy “Green Lights” tune from Good Things. The video was directed by Colin Solal Cardo of La Blogotheque.

Americans! Check out Aloe Blacc on his US fall tour starting September 4th.

Tour Dates
Sep 04, Sun: Virginia Beach VA @ The Jewish Mother, 600 Nevan Rd.
Sep 05, Mon: Pittburg @ Stage AE, 400 North Shore Dr. TICKETS
Sep 06, Tue: Boston @ Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave. TICKETS
Sep 07, Wed: New York City @ Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. TICKETS
Sep 17, Sat: Austin @ Austin City Limits (11:00AM)
Sep 17, Sat: Austin @ La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th St.
Oct 12, Wed: Costa Mesa CA @ Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St. TICKETS
Oct 13, Thr: San Diego @ Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd
Oct 15, Sat: San Francisco @ Treasure Island Music Festival (2:15PM)
Oct 22, Sat: Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd

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Video: A.Dd+ – “Under” + Free Download

 

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The moody video for “Under” by Dallas based hip-hop duo A.Dd+ features rapper Dustin Cavazos and producer Picnic Tyme (of the Cannabinoids crew with Erykah Badu).

The piano-driven beat featuring Little Dragon’s “Twice” aids heavily in creating a cozy, nostalgic feel to the track. It can be quite the feat to live up to samples with such strong recognition and memories already attached to them, so we have to give it up to A.Dd+ for really carrying the song and making it their own.

Also stream and download (free) the duo’s March 2011 debut, When Pigs Fly, below!

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